Over the weekend, while in Las Vegas, I did something to my neck. Slept on it wrong, didn’t gamble enough, whiplash from spending so much on booze and books at the auction. Who knows?
What I do know are two things. One, it hurts to jostle my neck around. Two, I still can do a workout. Continue reading 30 Days oF ZooFit: Day 24- Modify, Scale, Do What You Can
I tote a lot of advice and promotion to physical health and well-being, but rarely touch on the topic of mental health. Perhaps because I think of myself as a little mentally unstable, I don’t think I’m qualified to share on the subject. But fear not, while I remain mostly crazy, I do have thoughts on getting mentally fit as well as physically. And yes, it revolves around having fun and saving the earth. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 23- ZooFit’s Guide to Mental Health
There are few exciting holidays for zookeepers. Christmas and Thanksgiving are often spent with our fur/feather/scaled families because, guess what? Animals have to eat. Daily. It’s weird, I know. But such is life of a zookeeper.
Know what holidays zookeepers DO get excited over? April 22. Earth Day. It’s not exactly celebrated by everyone, but it is an important day for zookeepers. Earth Day is the one day out of the year everyone gets to be a zookeeper and care for the planet. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day
I’ve often wondered how it would feel for someone to love me so much, they peed whenever they saw me.
This was how Bamboo, a fifty-year old Asian elephant, greeted her best friend, retired zookeeper Chuck, whenever he visited. She would squeal with excitement, and when she couldn’t contain herself anymore, Bamboo would relieve herself. It was a sight to see. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 20- Watoto’s Rumble
I’m having a little issue taking my own advice today. Stay positive. The difficulties getting into the published world of writing is becoming more and more clear. I know I have what it takes to stay the course, but I’m wondering if it’s worth it. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 19- Stay Positive
Tonight, I am traveling to Las Vegas for a writer’s conference. This is my first writer’s conference, but not my first professional conference, or my first conference in Las Vegas either. Las Vegas may not be my first choice for a vacation, but I’m not going to look at sights for this trip. In fact, because I’m not much of a lemur or lizard (I don’t bask in the sun), I doubt I’ll step outside the conference rooms. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 18- Setting Myself Up for a Successful Writer’s Conference
There’s something about living a locavore life which excites me. My husband and I not as frugal as some friends. We splurged on a 28-week CSA, and I’m willing to pay extra at the farmers markets. But sometimes I like the free stuff.
Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 17- Making the Most of What You Got
A few years ago, when I became serious about getting in shape, I was gung ho. I joined a gym, signed up for a weight loss challenge, and began a journey which would lead many friends (but mostly non-friends) to claim I was obsessed. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 16- Double Workout, a Healthy Obsession
When we have fun in our workouts, it doesn’t feel quite so much like work. I love playing games with my fitness program. This summer’s cycle is a game in itself for choosing our workouts. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 15- Fate of the Die
Today we tried out a brand-new Conservation Hero WOD, the Dian Fossey. The late primatologist was popularized by the movie “Gorillas in the Mist”. Dian studied the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, and to honor her contribution to conservation and research of the then little-known species, I created a Time Ladder workout with Gorilla Lunges, Double Unders/Jump rope, and Lemur Sit-ups.
Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 14- Zoomaker and the Creation of a ZooFit Workout